Life's a beach in Laguna and on Catalina Island

Life's a beach in Laguna and on Catalina Island

By Charlie Wagner

Play on a warm beach. Dive into the Pacific without a wetsuit. Explore an exotic and mostly uninhabited island without flying to Hawaii. My husband and I did all that and more on a Southern California road trip.

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By Ivan Quintanilla | October 17, 2019

As I crossed the gangway to board the Celebrity Cruises' Summit for VACAYA's maiden voyage this summer, the Scissor Sisters serenading over the speakers reassured me that "a kiki is a party for calming all your nerves."

By Ed Walsh | September 4, 2019

If you are on a tight travel budget, the best time to visit Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, is right now. Anytime you can get an airfare under $400 from the Bay Area you are doing well, and right now, round-trip fares for fall flights to Puerto Vallarta are as l

By Heather Cassell | August 28, 2019

Sonoma is one of my favorite getaways anytime of the year, but in the fall, wine country truly comes alive with the harvest and crush season.

By Heather Cassell | July 24, 2019

I felt like I went back in time, not just to an era of royalty, but also the gritty punk scene of the 1980s and early 1990s New York during a recent trip to Prague.

By BAR staff | June 27, 2019

Welcome to the Bay Area Reporter's special Pride section. Stories are headlined with "Pride 2019."

By Ed Walsh | June 26, 2019

While San Francisco celebrates Pride this weekend, Boston's celebration was Saturday, June 8, with a parade starting in Copley Square, through the gay-popular South End, before ending up at Boston City Hall.

By Charlie Wagner | May 29, 2019

Rome is famous for its grand public architecture, like the greatest amphitheater ever built, the largest church in the world, and a Baroque fountain big enough to jump in.

By Heather Cassell | April 24, 2019

Rainbow flags and banners will fill Vienna's Ringstrasse as more than 200,000 people are expected to parade through the Imperial City's main boulevard to its Town Hall for EuroPride in June.

By Ed Walsh | April 3, 2019

Hollywood's best-known landmark wouldn't have happened if it weren't for a closeted gay man from San Francisco.

By Ed Walsh | March 27, 2019

As I walked by the lesbian-focused Toasted Walnut Bar and Kitchen in Philadelphia earlier this month, the first panhandler who approached me in the three days I had spent walking around the city solicited me.

By Heather Cassell | February 27, 2019

There's no question: New York City Pride, combined with WorldPride for the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, is going to be historic.

By Ed Walsh | January 30, 2019

Earlier this month the most memorable part of my trip to Palm Springs was a night I spent in a hotel room in the gay resort InnDulge.

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